WAIT A MINUTE
This is not about cruising on the high seas while drinking margaritas by the pool. Or even visiting different Ports and destinations.
What I’m talking about is cruising through life and the happy times or pitfalls you may find along the way. While cruising on the high seas you may experience smooth or rough waters. At times a storm can come out of nowhere and disrupt your happy moments and so it is with everyday life.
It could be as simple as working on a job you don’t like, maybe taking care of your elderly parents which gives you a new purpose you may or may not be ready to fulfill. Sometimes getting into a new relationship or giving up on an old one.
Your pace may start out very slowly as you cruise making several changes and stops along the way. While you take the time to assess every experience on your journey, life becomes filled with twists and turns causing an explosion of events that changes your trajectory along the way.
Lately, I have been experiencing a chain of events which has rocked my world. I have come to the conclusion that everything happens for a reason and someday my ship will come in and hopefully I will be ready to go on a new adventure.
Now is not the time because I have taken on the roll of caretaker for my elderly Parents. I never knew how much work was involved. These past few months have been a real eye opener as I struggled to provide for them while also working several hours a day.
I am blessed because I have really enjoyed the time we spend together and the laughter we’ve shared.
They lost their dream to live out their life in their homeland due to hurricane Maria. Now they feel hopeless and homeless. However, reality has arrived and I have come to the conclusion they need 24 hour care.
Overwhelmed by this conclusion, my siblings and I have to come up with a game plan that will give them the care that they deserve with a quality of life they can appreciate.
This is not an easy decision as my cruising has been altered by this chain of events. My energy level has been depleted and I am totally off-balance as I take care of their needs while neglecting my own.
I’m way off course and out-of-order not knowing one day from the next. I am focused on their care and happiness while beginning to lose my way. I thank God I’ve had the opportunity to open my heart and home.
In order to get back on course I need to get them the care that they need and deserve. I love my Parents and I pray that God will guide our thoughts in order to make the right decision for there care.